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Best & Worst of NARS Hardwired Eyeshadows

01/07

NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)
NARS Pointe Noire Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018)

NARS Hardwired Eyeshadow ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) are a wet/dry formula that “can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity.” It is a very glittery formula, and naturally, it performed significantly better when used with a dampened brush or an adhesive base. Applied dry, they were typically sheer to semi-sheer with light to moderate fallout when blended out on my lid. They lasted between five and seven hours with light to moderate fallout. Applied wet, they were typically semi-opaque to opaque with minimal fallout when blended out and minimal to slight fallout during wear (about eight hours). The consistency was soft, slightly drier/chunkier, but they the base colors were blendable and easy enough to use. I did find that they applied decently over primer when applied dry compared to on bare skin.

My personal favorites were: Pointe Noire, Stud, Hellcat, and Earthshine — if used with a dampened brush, though.  For me, they can add a lot of depth and shine to a look when they’re used with a dampened brush, but if you’re not someone who normally takes that step, I’d look elsewhere.

04.

04. Mendoza NARS

NARS

PPermanent. $22.00/0.04 oz.

B+
05.

05. Goa NARS

NARS

PPermanent. $22.00/0.04 oz.

B
08.

08. Galapagos NARS

NARS

PPermanent. $22.00/0.04 oz.

B
10.

10. Pattaya NARS

NARS

PPermanent. $22.00/0.04 oz.

B-
14.

14. Argentina NARS

NARS

PPermanent. $22.00/0.04 oz.

B-

NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and cooler overtones that gave it a slightly "cooler" appearance overall.

NARS Argentina Hardwired Eyeshadow (2018) ($22.00 for 0.04 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with subtle, warm undertones and cooler overtones that gave it a slightly "cooler" appearance overall.

16.

16. Ecstasy NARS

NARS

PPermanent. $22.00/0.04 oz.

C

Glossover Breakdown

82%

Average Score
A
2
B
12
C
4
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
8
pigmentation
9
texture
8
longevity
7.5
application
4.5
Total
83%
product
8
pigmentation
9
texture
8
longevity
7.5
application
4.5
Total
83%

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